Ok, I have not written lately, as I have been singularly focused on what I have been doing over the past week. My schedule still has not evolved much:
6-7:30 – get up, make breakfast, do my leg exercises (yes it takes me that long)
7:30-8 – clean up
8-8:30 – recover/ice my knee
8:30/8:45-12 – pretty ok
12-1 – eat, do my leg exercises
1-1:30 – recover/ice my knee
1:30-4 – pretty ok
4-7 – sweat, shiver, nap, miserable, ice my knee
7-8 – eat, do my leg exercises
8-10 – shiver, sweat, try to get away from the pain, ice my knee
10-6am – lay there, sweat, try to sleep, get up to pee and find that my leg is completely swollen and cannot move, lay back down and try to get away from the pain, ice my knee]
repeat it all.
Remember, I said baby steps is what it is all about.
– today, my advancement was that I got dressed without using my crutches. That means that at some point in the process, I had to put all of my weight onto my fixed knee. that was today’s step.
– tomorrow, I am going to try to do my exercises without my knee brace (at least for the leg lifts and knee bends and quad sets).
more to come.